Monday, July 11, 2016

Facebook Announces OpenCellular, A Towerless Option For The Third World?

On Friday, the tech-giant Facebook announced its plan to launch OpenCellular, reports, a mobile infrastructure platform that is designed to expand internet access to parts of the developing world.
“Facebook has no intention of transforming itself into a bona fide Internet Service Provider” said, “and it’s not interested in selling this new hardware. The aim is to give it away so that a community of players can build networks,” Wired said. “Google is pushing in a similar direction building high-flying drones and high-altitude balloons, the difference is Facebook is freely sharing its design, a way of accelerating the progress of new technology that has served the company so well in the past,” Wired said. Continue Reading

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